Luxury Design, Past & Present
Frank Patania Sr.(1899-1964) designed this sterling silver necklace c. 1940-50's for his Thunderbird shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The central crescent features 23 beautifully matched, oval cut, turquoise stones on a textured background. The crescent measures 4 3/4" across. Total length of the two sterling chains is 16". The necklace weighs 76 grams. All elements are in beautiful condition with an excellent natural patina that only comes with age. Fully hallmarked for Patania Sr., Thunderbird shop and sterling.